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Old September 13th, 2018, 19:25
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Winch only mount, where to buy

Hi, I'm looking for a winch mount with no bumper. I want to just cut out a section of my stock bumper to install just a winch mount. I'm trying to keep the jeep as light as possible. Does anyone know where to buy one?

I would post pictures, but I haven't figured out how yet.
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Old September 13th, 2018, 20:08
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Re: Winch only mount, where to buy

Boostwerks hidden winch mount is about as close as you're going to get.

The stock "frame" isn't remotely strong enough by itself.
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Old September 13th, 2018, 22:20
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Re: Winch only mount, where to buy

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Boostwerks hidden winch mount is about as close as you're going to get.

The stock "frame" isn't remotely strong enough by itself.
I have center and front frame stiffeners. I can fab up mounts, but my time is more limited so I was just trying to buy something to slap on.
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Old September 14th, 2018, 07:03
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Re: Winch only mount, where to buy

If your time is limited then the Boostwerks mount is probably your quickest path to a well built solution.

The only alternative I can think of is to fabricate mounts to use something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Driver-Recove...ch+mount&psc=1

But then you are back to fabbing up mounts, so you probably ought to just start from scratch and build the right thing to begin with.

Or, go with Boostwerks and support your steering while you are at it.
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Old September 14th, 2018, 08:46
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Re: Winch only mount, where to buy

Here is a winch tray.
https://shop.harborfreight.com/media...mage_26559.jpg
https://www.harborfreight.com/univer...unt-62446.html

Not at all sure how you plan on mounting it securely, winching puts a tremendous amount of bending stress on the chassis, especially in side pulls.
Show us some photos when you finish the project.
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Old September 14th, 2018, 19:45
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Re: Winch only mount, where to buy

Wouldn't a front receiver work and have winch on a cradle.
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Old September 14th, 2018, 20:25
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Re: Winch only mount, where to buy

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Wouldn't a front receiver work and have winch on a cradle.

One could but...


Pros:
- can be used front and rear
- store it in a dry place when not being used



Cons:
- Still need to beef up the front mount for a receiver
- Heavy to lift winch and cradle combo

- If taking along and not using it, where to store securely?

- Approach/departure angle is lessened when in use
- long run of heavy power source cable if used in rear


Boostwerks winch/steering brace combo is awesome. I have it. It's a lot of work to install but well worth it. There may be limitations to which winch can mount to it though.
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Here’s mine, I never put bumper back on though!


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